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NEWS TO KNOW Our daily roundup of headlines from Virginia and elsewhere.• With the state facing shortages of hand sanitizer, cleaning supplies and toilet paper, Attorney General Mark Herring says his office received more than 500 price gouging complaints during the pandemic and sent letters to 114 businesses warning them it...
NEWS TO KNOW Our daily roundup of headlines from Virginia and elsewhere.• Gov. Ralph Northam said he expects Northern Virginia and Richmond to begin reopening Friday. He denied Richmond Mayor Levar Stoney’s request to maintain restrictions on churches, barbershops and salons past Friday, telling him to propose restrictions at the local...
NEWS TO KNOW Our daily roundup of headlines from Virginia and elsewhere.• Gov. Ralph Northam, who is expected to announce a statewide policy on face coverings today, drew criticism for going mask-less during a weekend visit to Virginia Beach that put him in close quarters with residents posing for photographs. Northam...
NEWS TO KNOW Our daily roundup of headlines from Virginia and elsewhere.• After more than three days of constant rain, the Roanoke River was expected to swell to more than 16 feet early this morning, a level classified as a major flood. A pair of Roanoke neighborhoods and a motel have...
NEWS TO KNOW Our daily roundup of headlines from Virginia and elsewhere.• It turns out Virginia wasn't the only state blending viral and antibody test results into the same measure — a practice that led to scathing coverage of Virginia’s data practices.—The Atlantic• Virginia has nearly reached its goal of 10,000 tests...
NEWS TO KNOW Our daily roundup of headlines from Virginia and elsewhere.• Local elections went forward in more than 100 cities and towns around the state. “Some polling places had a new pen for every voter. At others, poll workers cleaned voting stations after each voter. Many … had tape lines...
NEWS TO KNOW Our daily roundup of headlines from Virginia and elsewhere.• Gov. Ralph Northam said Virginia Beach’s beaches can reopen Friday. He said he made an exception for the jurisdiction because the city developed a safety plan. “If people swarm these beaches and ignore social distancing rules or the regulations...
NEWS TO KNOW Our daily roundup of headlines from Virginia and elsewhere.• Officials now attribute more than 1,000 deaths in Virginia to COVID-19.—The Virginian-Pilot• “After two months of being largely shutdown amid the coronavirus, most of Virginia is beginning the first phase of a gradual reopening plan put in place by Gov....
NEWS TO KNOW Our daily roundup of headlines from Virginia and elsewhere.• Gov. Ralph Northam granted last-minute requests from the city of Richmond and Accomack County to join Northern Virginia in opting out of the partial reopening that begins today.—Richmond Times-Dispatch• Severe restrictions remain in place in the parts of the state...
NEWS TO KNOW Our daily roundup of headlines from Virginia and elsewhere.• “How Virginia Juked Its COVID-19 Statistics: The state is combining results from viral and antibody tests in the same statistic. This threatens to confound America’s understanding of the pandemic.”—The Atlantic• Gov. Ralph Northam said the state will test all residents...